When the kids arrive back at school Monday in San Francisco after their winter break, fresher new food will be awaiting them for breakfast, lunch and snacks.
The district’s new contract with Oakland’s Revolution Foods survived a legal challenge Friday that sought to keep the old food provider in place. Read More
As San Francisco struggles to control the cost of its health care obligations for government workers and retirees, it is putting more emphasis on actually improving its employees’ health.
New data suggest this emphasis is overdue.
A recent analysis of Kaiser Permanente users covered by The City’s Health Service System — the group of government employees considered healthiest — found that a staggering 66 percent of adults were obese or overweight. Meanwhile, 35 percent of dependent children were overweight or obese.
When Matt Haney is sworn in as the seventh and newest member of the San Francisco Board of Education in January, he will be entering a challenging world.
“I’m terrified,” Haney said. “But I think I should be terrified because the responsibility is that important.” Read More
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday declined to eliminate the nonprofit exemption for Muni’s impact fee charged on development, stalled a proposal for a seafood restaurant to open in Marina Green and allocated $2.2 million to help high school students graduate on time. Read More
Students in the San Francisco Unified School District are primarily served meals that were cooked, frozen and then shipped across the country to be distributed and then reheated. This TV dinner-style dining is subpar when compared to the cuisine San Franciscans should expect. Read More
A revolution is coming to San Francisco’s public schools: no more frozen, precooked cafeteria food that’s shipped from halfway across the country.
On Friday, the San Francisco Unified School District announced plans to award a contract to Oakland-based Revolution Foods Inc. to provide nutritious — and freshly prepared — meals for city schoolchildren. Read More
Thousands of San Francisco students do not have the courses they need to graduate from high school, and city officials should help ensure that there are opportunities for pupils to take the needed classes and earn diplomas.
More than 2,000 juniors in the San Francisco Unified School District lack the credits they need to graduate under the latest academic standards. Read More
The long argument over whether to allow low-income youths to ride Muni for free appears all but over.
Today, the Board of Supervisors is expected to send the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board of directors a clear message of support for a pilot program to make Muni free for low-income youths. Read More
Almost half of The City’s public high school juniors are in danger of not graduating next year if they do not successfully complete the coursework under new San Francisco Unified School District requirements.
If students don’t comply with the standards by graduation time, they will have to return for a fifth year, move to a continuation high school or obtain a General Educational Development diploma through San Francisco City College or another institution. Read More